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's president obama and mcchrystal making a decision he's going to leave, it's not mobilizing the public to force the congress to do social and economic legislation. >> ray standard baker. who is he? >> he grew up with a father who was in business but loved telling stories. listening to stories orally mattered so much to him. he was supposed to go to law school. he goes to michigan state. he takes a course -- one of the first courses in journalism called "rapid writing." i like to think i missed that course somewhere along the line. he became enunanimous mored with the idea of journals and started working for the chicago record and got interested in the pullman strike, a lot of the violent stuff that was going on in the 1890s. it's a turbulent time. and some of his articles, then, were attracted to mcclure. mcclure gets him to come from there to mcclure's magazine. he said it was the most intoxicating, extraordinary atmosphere that he ever had. so it wasn't that he had mcclure and the magazine, they became family. they would meet for lunch every day. they would share dinners, criticize o
. goodwin had allied openly with obama -- the reason i mention this is, this is an article that talked about the sessions that you organized with the president of the united states three different times with famous historians. i want to show the audience the names of the historians and ask you how this works and what you learn from it and why you did it. the names are on the screen. what was your role in that and how did you get there? >> the president said he loves history. he would love to meet on a regular basis. once a year it has happened. historians come with the knowledge of their president in their head and give him advice. it is not likely we go in there and give little talks. we sit around the dinner, just us and maybe a couple members of the white house staff, and he talks about whatever is happening that time. he might talk about how people communicated in the past, how people dealt with congress, lbj in the past. they tell stories that might be an e for him. for us to be together is half of the pleasure of it all. to feel that camaraderie with your fellow historians. in the room
. it was more to stay friendship with the speechwriters. and a friendship with president obama. >> what should the public know about historians' relationships with presidents? >> i am not sure i feel able to write about a koran president. i like the distance -- current president. i like the distance. the only one i ever knew that i wrote about was lyndon johnson. it presented all these turbulent problems because i knew the guy. i certainly couldn't have done it until after he died. ever since that, it started everything. i wouldn't be a presidential historian without that wonderful character. nonetheless, i feel more writing from the treasures and diaries back 100 years ago. kennedy, a historian from stamford says, it was almost as if he was writing his own history book about himself. >> i think he thinks about that. these presidents inevitably do now. as soon as they get into office, and people are talking about, where is he going to rank? they start thinking that way. he especially has a sense of himself on the outside in. i think that is probably true. >> david kennedy was here before the e
for health care. that is one very real manifestation of the train wreck that is obama care. >> what do you think? you have to understand what is going on in health care across the country. we have gotten ourselves in a situation where we knew we have to change health care. health care is becoming so expensive in the united states. it is starting to eat into things like education and other social programs that we want to have and need to have. expensive than any other country in the world. to harness that and control it and bring the costs down so that we can remain competitive. we have been at this for a long time. it is a process that started several years ago. and how we begin to make our health care delivery more efficient, for example we have consolidated services in hospitals. we have enclosed one hospital that was two miles from a 2000 bed hospital. frankly, we consolidated obstetrics, for rehabilitation, for cardiac surgery, for pediatrics. , and for trauma. when we consolidated from five we sawcenters to three, a 20% improvement in mortality rates. so it has been a long process whe
calls and able -- and the day's latest news. more live coverage this president obama's marks in san francisco on immigration policy. tonight, live at 9:00 p.m. eastern, c-span's original series, first ladies. >> coming up next, a look at what is ahead for the agreement on iran plus nuclear program -- iran's nuclear program. then the improvements on healthcare.gov. he look at the pentagon's bookkeeping. plus, your calls, e-mails, and tweets. "washington journal" is next. >> good morning. it is monday, november 25, 2013. president obama begins the week on the west coast at an event on california -- in the california. -- in california. the nuclear deal that the president announced was the subject of intense debate. we will wrap that up for you this morning. first, we will take up the topic of public service. 50 years ago today, america buried resident john f.
thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> for a copy of the program -- >> president obama pushes for congress to deal with legislation. then the british foreign secretary. nixon, the wife of richard nixon. that is that it 9:00 eastern. >>
cemetery, president obama will participate in the annual veterans day wreath laying ceremony. at 1:00 p.m., live coverage from the national press club of the ceo of charles schwab on future retirees. mrs. kennedy is very well- known known as a style icon. mrs. kennedy put a lot of thought into her wardrobe when she was representing the country at the white house and while traveling abroad. she would think about what colors would mean something to the country. for her visit to canada, she as a gestured suit of respect for the red of the canadian maple leaf. i really admire the thought she put into her wardrobe. she also knew the advantage of choosing a color or style that would make her stand out in a crowd. >> first lady jacqueline kennedy, tonight at 9:00 eastern on c-span and c-span3. also on c-span radio and c- span.org. on this veterans day, "washington journal" is devoting its program to issues important to veterans. first, michael noonan talks about the divide that exists between regular citizens and the military. after that, editor of military.com talks about efforts to find serv
or other areas that have not been visited so far. >> what are the ways that you differ from the obama administration? there has been a lot written about that. >> i don't know. i read all the time. i will tell you one thing i don't do. i don't twitter. i don't tweet. so i don't pay any attention about what is out there about whatever these disagreements are. i refer blogs every once once in a while if someone refers me to it. i have the best job in the world right now. i run the space agent sifment i run the world's greatest space agency with the world's greatest scientists, administrators, engineers, you name it. we are the best place to work in government. i don't have time to deal with things over which i knt control. i can't control critics. there are far too many people in this country that do not like the president and will never accept him. that's their problem. not mine. i like him. i work for him. his ideas are big ideas. you know, he is looking to make this country -- to continue to have this country sustain its position as the foremost dominant nation in the world in terms o
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